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NewsBytes Briefing: GameStop controversy attracts government scrutiny, and more

29 Jan 2021

NewsBytes Briefing: GameStop controversy attracts government scrutiny, and more

The battle between working class Americans and Wall Street billionaires has garnered bipartisan support from both sides of the US Senate.

AOC urges US Congress to investigate Robinhood's GameStop freeze

29 Jan 2021

AOC urges US Congress to investigate Robinhood's GameStop freeze

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez called on the US Congress to investigate trading app Robinhood over its GameStop freeze.

US Senators grill CEOs of Facebook, Twitter, and Google

29 Oct 2020

US Senators grill CEOs of Facebook, Twitter, and Google

The CEOs of Facebook, Twitter, and Google were hammered by the United States Senate on Wednesday, in what qualifies as a chaotic hearing which diverted from the topic at hand several times.

Howdy Modi: Trump to attend PM's mega event in Houston

16 Sep 2019

Howdy Modi: Trump to attend PM's mega event in Houston

United States President Donald Trump will attend Prime Minister Narendra Modi's mega event in Houston, Texas, on September 22, the White House confirmed on Sunday.

Facebook sales up by 50% despite Cambridge Analytica scandal

27 Apr 2018

Facebook sales up by 50% despite Cambridge Analytica scandal

Despite the recent massive data privacy scandal involving political consultancy firm Cambridge Analytica, Facebook's quarterly sales have risen by almost 50% at the end of the first quarter of 2018.

Anti-porn crusader US Senator Ted Cruz is trending for porn!

13 Sep 2017

Anti-porn crusader US Senator Ted Cruz is trending for porn!

US Senator Ted Cruz faced an embarrassing situation when his verified Twitter account "liked" a two-minute video by @SexuallPosts on Monday.

US Senate approves $15bn hurricane relief package, raises debt ceiling

08 Sep 2017

US Senate approves $15bn hurricane relief package, raises debt ceiling

The US Senate has passed a $15.25 billion relief package for Hurricane Harvey and Irma.

James Alex Fields Jr: Know the Charlottesville attacker

16 Aug 2017

James Alex Fields Jr: Know the Charlottesville attacker

The recent attack on anti-racist protesters in Charlottesville, Virginia added itself to the long list of hate crimes perpetrated by white supremacists in the US and elsewhere in the world.

Virginia violence: White House defends Trump's controversial response

14 Aug 2017

Virginia violence: White House defends Trump's controversial response

US President Donald Trump has come under criticism for not explicitly condemning white supremacists that most are blaming for the Charlottesville violence.

Virginia: Far-right rally turns violent, 1 killed and 19 injured

13 Aug 2017

Virginia: Far-right rally turns violent, 1 killed and 19 injured

In a disturbing instance, a car rammed into a crowd opposing a far-right rally in Charlottesville, Virginia killing one person and leaving 19 injured.

US announces handing over of the internet domain name system

19 Aug 2016

US announces handing over of the internet domain name system

On Tuesday, the US government approved the transition of managing the internet domain naming system in October to a non-profit organisation, ICANN, essentially privatizing the process under a multinational, multi-stakeholder model.